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This is the No. 1 jeans trend for spring 2024 — and it's actually flattering on everyone

Dark denim is as slimming as it is versatile, and our favorite pairs start under $40.

This is the No. 1 jeans trend for spring 2024 — and it's actually flattering on everyone

Spring is almost here, which means it's time to dive into your wardrobe and take stock of what you need. One closet staple that you're bound to reach for all year? A trusty pair of jeans. No wardrobe is complete without a pair or two of blues, and this year, you can expect to see denim's darker side, literally.

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Dark-wash denim is one of 2024's biggest spring fashion trends, and unlike other looks that are better suited for the runway than a trip to the grocery or dinner at your favorite local haunt, this trend is extremely wearable. Darker jeans are incredibly flattering, adding color camouflage that seems to smooth out any lumps and bumps. And while lighter washes aren't going anywhere, they feel much more casual. Darker denim adds automatic polish, and it can be dressed up or down. Pair it with a white tee and sandals or a lacy top and heels — you can't go wrong.

You may already own a pair of dark-wash jeans, but spring fashion trends may be all the inspiration you need for adding an updated pair to your collection. From classic straight-leg jeans to fun flares, we've rounded up seven pairs that could become your new favorites.

These jeans look high-end — no one needs to know they're actually less than $40. Available in sizes 0-30 and three inseams, they have a high-waisted fit that looks good on everybody and streamlines the midsection. 

$37 at Old Navy

Made of NYDJ's soft-stretch denim, these jeans have a comfortable mid-rise fit. Wear them with boots, heels or sneakers — whatever you decide, the boot cut will make your legs look miles long. The brand recommends sizing down as the denim stretches over time.

$99 at Nordstrom

These Favorite Daughter jeans lightly graze the floor and have a super-stylish wide leg. Not only is this cut on trend, it's very forgiving without being too baggy. We also love the angled pockets on the front.

$218 at Nordstrom

Did you keep any of your high-rise jeans from the '90s? Well, they're baaack. This denim from Abercrombie has a trendy vintage feel. You'll also be able to get just the right length, as they come in five inseams ranging from extra short to extra long.

$90 at Abercrombie

Another '90s-inspired pick, these mid-rise Levi's feature a looser, straighter fit, making them one of the most classic cuts on this list. Also worth noting: They have a button fly and don't stretch too much, so you can feel confident ordering your normal size.

$98 at Levi's

If you're still hanging onto your skinny jeans, consider upgrading to this bootcut pair. While they fit tightly on the thigh like your skinnies, they flare out toward the ankle for a flattering, on-trend shape.

$198 at 7 for all Mankind

These Joe's Jeans are described as "figure-elongating," and we have to agree. The high waist and generous length work together to give you a great silhouette. They also have a retro vibe without feeling like a true vintage find.

$198 at Nordstrom